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Checking Ink Levels for HP Deskjet D5560 Printer Series

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This document is for the HP Deskjet D5560 and D5568 Printers.
You can check ink levels to determine how soon you might need to replace a cartridge. The ink level indicators show an estimate of the amount of ink remaining in the cartridges.
NOTE:Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When an indicator shows low-ink levels, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not need to replace cartridges until print quality becomes unacceptable.

Check ink levels

Follow these steps to check the ink levels on your product, and then replace low or empty cartridges according to the results.
  1. Open HP Solution Center:
    • Windows XP: Click Start, click All Programs, click HP, and then click HP Solution Center.
    • Windows Vista: Click the Windows icon (), click All Programs, click HP, and then click HP Solution Center.
    HP Solution Center opens in a new window.
  2. Click Settings ().
  3. In the Print Settings area, click Printer Toolbox. The printer Toolbox opens.
  4. Click the Estimated Ink Levels tab. The estimated ink levels display in a graphic on the computer.
    Figure 1: Estimated ink level graphic in the Toolbox - Black ink slightly lower than color ink
    Illustration of estimated ink levels
    The colored bars represent the estimated ink levels in the corresponding cartridge. Full color bars represent high ink levels, while color bars that approach the bottom of the bar represent low ink.

Purchasing cartridges

To purchase cartridges or check cartridge compatibility for your printer, go to HP Home & Home Office Store (US only), and then click Ink Toner & Paper.
If you are located outside of the US, follow these steps to purchase cartridges using HP SureSupply.
  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and make sure that the country/region location is correct.
Genuine HP cartridges can also be purchased from other retailers.
Consult the following table to identify the correct cartridges for your area.
Cartridge DescriptionCountry/Region*
Americas, Korea EuropeRussia, Japan, Middle East, and AfricaAsia Pacific
Black cartridge (standard yield)HP 60 BlackHP 300 BlackHP 121 BlackHP 818 Black
Black cartridge (high yield)HP 60XL BlackHP 300XL BlackHP 121XL BlackHP 818XL Black
Black cartridge (B-line) (available only in select countries/regions)HP 60b BlackHP 300b BlackHP 121b BlackHP 818b Black
Color cartridge (standard yield)HP 60 Tri-colorHP 300 Tri-colourHP 121 Tri-colourHP 818 Tri-color
Color cartridge (high yield)HP 60XL Tri-colorHP 300XL Tri-colourHP 121XL Tri-colourHP 818XL Tri-color
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